I am grief stricken for my country and from my own inaction when the black community was being the collateral damage for years. As artists, we learn to be objective observers of events, people, situational dynamics so that we can sense, feel and then channel those sensations into art. I personally want to be able to do more relevant art and speak up sooner -after I study beyond a newspaper article. Here are the resources I have collected for myself. I am part of the system that has benefited me – a person of Indian origin – more than it has benefited the race that built this nation. As a person of color, a female minority in a super technical field, I have faced my share of ill treatment. But I justified being outraged and fighting the bias levied against me as enough action. It is not.
- White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism. by Robin DiAngelo – https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/566247/white-fragility-by-robin-diangelo/
- How to be an Anti Racist by Ibram Kendi- https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/564299/how-to-be-an-antiracist-by-ibram-x-kendi/
- 13th – https://www.netflix.com/title/80091741
- I am not your Negro – https://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/i-am-not-your-negro/
- White Fragility – http://libjournal.uncg.edu/ijcp/article/viewFile/249/116
- White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh – http://faculty.collin.edu/lstern/UnpackingTheKnapsack.pdf
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